I was out pursuing my favorite hobby with my sister a few weeks ago. Yes, we were garage sale-ing together. I think she comes along more for friendship than the bargains. But it’s so nice to have her company.
I’d talked her into coming along because there was a neighborhood garage sale advertised for a particularly plush subdivision. And nothing makes my heart skip a beat like an ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD all banding together to sell me their wares at the same time.
My sister thought I had gone completely crackers when I picked up this scary creature:
I mixed up my favorite recipe of home-made chalk paint. (I use recipe #3 because I have all the ingredients at hand) And then I got to work. My first attempt went south when I started sanding–there were just far too many indentations and the old ugly was creeping out from beneath the pretty layers of paint.
So I mixed up another batch (because it had been a week or so, and chalk paint does NOT keep), and applied another coat or two.
(sorry it’s a little blurry there…)
I made sure to mix my paint well to avoid any clumps of unsanded grout that might need sanding off. And I finished him off with a couple of layers of furniture wax.
But did the paint adhere well to that shiny ceramic surface? Initially, not so well. but with 2-3 weeks to cure, and the waxing, he’s a beauty!